Neil Verma explores the different uses of collective listening in public events and in the classroom, reflecting on a recent experience teaching podcast studies to undergraduates.
In this final post in our series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years, Jennifer Hyland Wang analyzes how responses to the War of the Worlds broadcast exposed much of the gender and class discourses underpinning the American Broadcasting system.
The From Mercury to Mars series continues today with a new post from Murray Pomerance about Orson Welles’ voice.
The Antenna-Sounding Out! series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years continues on into the new year with a post on Sounding Out! from A. Brad Schwartz about the influence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories on Orson Welles’ radio work.
In this latest post in our ongoing series From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio after 75 Years, Michele Hilmes ponders the relative absence of innovation in American radio drama over the past three decades.
In this latest post in our From Mercury to Mars series, Josh Shepperd discusses the “War of the Worlds” broadcast as a foundational subject for intellectual history and, as the subject of social research like Hadley Cantril’s The Invasion from Mars, one of the events that legitimated the very study of media.
A full rundown of all the information you’ll need to know to participate in tonight’s #WOTW75 collective listening experiment, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ and the Mercury Theatre’s “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast.
Prepare yourself for the #WOTW75 invasion. Find out details here about the “War of the Worlds” worldwide collective listening experiment that is taking place on Wednesday, October 30th.
Understanding “War of the Worlds”’s neglected second act requires consideration of the contested status of character monologue and larger shifts in dominant production norms for Golden Age radio drama.